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Diablo Canyon nuclear reactor cooling system knocked out for 18 months?

safety-symbol-SmDiablo Canyon nuclear plant cited for cooling system problem, Orange County Register Dec. 30, 2016  SAN LUIS OBISPO – Federal regulators have cited the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant for a problem that may have knocked out a reactor cooling system for a year-and-a-half.

 The Tribune of San Luis Obispo says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a “white finding” on Thursday. That color-coding means the problem created a low-to-moderate safety risk at the Central California plant.

During a test in May, workers found that an emergency cooling system for one of the two reactors wasn’t working – and may not have been operating since it was last checked in October 2014….http://www.ocregister.com/articles/problem-739810-plant-nuclear.html

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December 30, 2016 - Posted by | safety, USA

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